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Curtain Wall

A curtain wall system is any exterior wall that is not load-bearing and attached to the building structure.

Curtain wall systems can be used as front windows in high-rises, low-rises and two-story homes. Various vertical and horizontal bracing can be used depending on the structure’s intensity.

They are aesthetically pleasing and meet the demand for energy efficiency, serving as a barrier to the elements. These façades minimize air and water infiltration by equalizing wind pressures on high-rise buildings, which keeps the elements out and the temperate environment in.

With a variety of exterior color choices, and panels comprised of lightweight glass, stone, aluminum, marble, metal or composite materials, a unique imprint is available for selection to create an elegant exterior curtain wall designer look.

Curtain Wall Systems

Aesthetically pleasing and meet the demand for energy efficiency, serving as a barrier to the elements.

  • Stick System

    This features a cladding and exterior wall system that is hung on the building structure from floor to floor, and its components are assembled piece by piece on the job site. It is airtight and resistant to water penetration. Its ease of installation makes it one of the most commonly used types of curtain walls.

  • Unitized (Unit) Panel System

    The unitized panel system is a higher quality curtain wall, installed as a panel system of interlocking units that maximize natural light penetration. It contains the same components as a stick-built curtain wall system, but most of the system components are factory-assembled. The unitized system is mainly used in high-rises and allows for quick closure of the building.

  • Point-Loaded Structural Glazing Systems

    Point-loaded structural glazing systems consist of laminated and tempered glass supported by hardware embedded in the glass. This is the premier system of choice for highly transparent entrances, atriums, lobbies and facades. This system eliminates any visible metal framework and offers a variety of available support systems. Several aesthetic options include varying degrees of transparency, stiffness and cost. Product and installation costs are higher than conventional frame-supported curtain wall systems.